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Telling Our Stories

On a Marengo Saskatchewan morning in 1925 my great-grandmother made a grisly discovery. She woke her 22-year-old son with the words, “Come see what your father has done.” 1,076 more words


Caregiving: Imperfections and Opportunities by Bob Ritzema

Caregiving: Imperfections and Opportunities by Bob Ritzema

I recently read an article by Next Avenue writer Chris Hewitt about Bob Morris’ book Bobby Wonderful: An Imperfect Son Buries His Parents. 638 more words

Quality Of Life

What I'm Holding Onto

My third period class got me thinking about my dad today; I can’t express how relieved I am that he did not live to see this last election cycle. 389 more words

Original Posts

Chicken scratch -- A new coop to call home

The chickens have officially crossed the road.

 A green ceramic chicken nested on my grandmother’s kitchen counter for as long as I can remember. She and my mama bought the fowl on their once-in-a-lifetime trip across the border to Old Mexico, as my grandmother called the colorful country she wanted so much to visit. 1,754 more words

When you're feeling gassed

Last night I just took a night off. The week had been full of workouts already. Morning swims on both Monday and Wednesday. Cycling all three days. 1,160 more words


Unexpected Blessings from a Hospital Room

Sometimes we gain the most from the people who have the least to give.

I stepped out of my mother’s house into the blazing summer heat feeling like a cloth twisted and wrung out, emerging flattened, from an old-fashioned washing machine. 710 more words


Surprises from a Mama's Life: Legacy and Letters

Those of us who have elderly parents don’t often think about the life our parents led before old age set in. We see them as idle, helpless, quietly supportive, struggling… watching from the sidelines as life in all it’s busyness moves on without them. 598 more words

Spiritual Encouragement